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TABLE 14
Opinions and Attitudes toward Specified Aspects of Family Planning
Place, Year, Question, Number in Sample
Yes or Approve
No or Disapprove
U.S.-Gallup Poll, 1967
Q. Would it be all right for a woman to have pregnancy interrupted:
(a) If the pregnancy seriously endangered the woman's health.
Roman Catholic (1,561)                           75
Protestant (4,411)                                   89
Jewish (168)                                           98
(b) If the woman had been raped.
Roman Catholic (1,5 61)                          62
Protestant (4,398)                                   74
Jewish (168)                                          93
(c) If the couple could not afford another child.
Roman Catholic (1,5 5 7)                           18
Protestant (4,405)                                   25
Jewish (168)                                          52
Australia-Public Opinion Poll, 1968
Abortions should be made legal or allowed in certain circumstances.
All respondents                                      64
Anglicans                                              69
Roman Catholics:                                   49
Strong church goers                            33
Moderate church goers                        50
Infrequent church goers                      67
Never go                                           79
19 7 1
27
18
3
77 70 41
27
Source: (105).
vides an example from Brazil in which 1,728 married women experiencin live birth admitted to induced abortion in the following percentages (106):
Catholic—nonpracticing
Catholic—serm'practicing
Catholic—practicing
Protestant
Jewish
Espirita
Percent
9.8 10.9
3.2
8.7
14.3
8.7 indeterminancy of when during gestation "the infusion of the soul" occurs (102), after which stage the unbaptized child cannot enter heaven.